Lyon 1 – Lorient 1: The Kids held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais by The Merlucciidaes

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On Saturday, Lyon and Lorient were held to a 1-1 draw at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Both Lyon and Lorient arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Lyon were looking to pick up points, following a 3-1 victory against Troyes. Lorient were coming off the back of a 1-0 win against Nice. After today’s result, Lyon are in 7th place on the table and has 12 points while Lorient sit in 4th with 13 points after 8 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Lorient, thanks to a goal from Armand Lauriente, at 20 minutes, finishing the first half 0-1.

The Kids started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early goal from Karl Toko Ekambi in the 50th minute, leaving the final score at 1-1.

For Lyon, Sinaly Diomande, Henrique Silva, Islam Slimani, Damien Da Silva and Rayan Cherki, came on for Jason Denayer, Houssem Aouar, Xherdan Shaqiri, Jerome Boateng and Islam Slimani. Lorient brought on Stephane Diarra, Thomas Monconduit and Dango Ouattara, to replace Fabien Lemoine, Enzo Le Fee and Armand Lauriente.

The referee booked Leo Dubois from Lyon and Emerson went off with a red card, while Lorient’s Laurent Abergel and Fabien Lemoine also received a yellow.

Lyon will next travel to Saint-Étienne, while Lorient will face Clermont Foot at home.

Technical card:
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Leo Dubois, Jason Denayer (Sinaly Diomande, min.20), Jerome Boateng (Damien Da Silva, min.72), Emerson, Xherdan Shaqiri (Islam Slimani, min.46), Lucas Paqueta, Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar (Henrique Silva, min.20) and Karl Toko Ekambi
FC Lorient: Paul Nardi, Houboulang Mendes, Julien Laporte, Leo Petrot, Igor Silva, Laurent Abergel, Fabien Lemoine (Stephane Diarra, min.78), Enzo Le Fee (Thomas Monconduit, min.78), Vincent Le Goff, Terem Moffi and Armand Lauriente (Dango Ouattara, min.85)
Stadium: the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals: Armand Lauriente (0-1, min. 20) and Karl Toko Ekambi (1-1, min. 50)